North West Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 18 August 2022.

Weather Situation

A broad high over eastern Australia extends a ridge over Queensland. The high will move over the Tasman Sea today and drift further east on Friday, weakening the ridge. A trough will cross southern and central Queensland on Friday, moving offshore by Saturday morning. A new high near Western Australia later in the week will extend a strengthening ridge across the state in the wake of the trough. The high will cross southern Australia over the weekend, reaching the Tasman Sea early next week. Another trough system is expected to move quickly across the south of the state during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Clear. Light winds.

Friday 19 August

Sunny. Light winds becoming southerly 25 to 40 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:30am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Mount Isa 8 28

Saturday 20 August

Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

Sunday 21 August

Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Monday 22 August

Sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then turning south to southeasterly and becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Friday.

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